"Hey looks like Rae's got another bite!" I heard Briley yell with excitement further down the deck. I rolled my eyes and smiled to myself before jogging over to her, Zayn following me over.
"Who knew Raegan was such a good fisherman?" Paul joked.
"You've got to be shittin' me." I said laughing.
"Whaaaat?" She half whined. "Are you gonna help me or not?" I just laughed at her, admiring how hot she looked in her short shorts and cut off tee. Her skin was much more tan than usual. Her time in the states must have given her an opportunity to get some color. She was reeling in her line as I just looked at her, struggling as she did so.
"I don't know if you should help her. This is her third one today...." Zayn said jokingly to me, trying to mess with her.
"You’re just jealous!" She retorted as she struggled more and more to reel in her line. Whatever was on the other end was probably massive. I would not be surprised if it were a shark or something, she's already caught two huge tuna this morning, keeping one and tossing the other back into the water. No one else has caught anything, not even her Dad, and everyone was definitely appreciating how ironic that is.
I walked behind her and sneakily pinched her bum, making her give me a cheeky look before returning her focus to her line.
"Ready?" I asked her, looking out onto the water and placing my hand over hers on the reel.
"Ready." She said, focusing on getting the catch. She slid her sunglasses up on top of her head as if it would help her focus more. The two of us starting reeling in her fish with much difficulty. After a few minutes of hard work, we finally managed to pull it in, Briley and Zayn grabbing it before it dropped to the deck. One of the crew hands came over to start helping out.
"Holy shite that thing is huge." Paul said while stepping out of the way so we could all admire it.
"I can't believe I caught that!" Raegan exclaimed excitedly.
"Uh don't you mean we?" I said, teasing her.
"Ready for a picture?" The crew guy asked. Briley handed us the fish and we held it up as the guy took the picture on my iPhone. "So what do you want to do with it? It's big enough to keep if you'd like."
I looked down at Raegan and she pursed her lips for a second, thinking it over. "Let's toss it back in. It probably has a family." This made all of us laugh and she rolled her eyes at us. Briley and I removed the line from the fish's mouth as it wiggled around getting us soaked. Oh well. Even more reason to take my shirt off in front my sexy girlfriend. Despite how exhausted I was last night, her and I ended up having a little fun before bed if you know what I mean. You can't blame me though, we hadn't seen each other in months, so the minute we were curled up together things got heated. Ever since, I've been extra crazy for her, all damn day.
We tossed the fish in the water and watched it swim away until we could no longer see its shiny gills. Afterwards, everyone gave each other high fives before returning to their poles.
"I'm starving. I think I'm gonna go grab some food and see how everyone else is doing. Wanna come with?" She asked me.
"Sure thing. I bet they’re plastered by now." Harry, Louis, Connor, Liam and Grady were all on the other side of the boat.
"Normally I would agree, but they can't drink here remember?"
"Right, well Louis can, but it's no fun drinking alone." I grabbed her hand and we made our way to the other side of the deck to find Harry, Grady and Lou leaning over the deck chanting Liam on as he reeled something in.
"You guys want some food?" I yelled to them.
"Will you bring it to us?" Harry answered, his eyes still on the prize.
"Sure thing!" I yelled back. Rae and I went downstairs into the cabin to grab all the food. Her mom went above and beyond making us a ton of food, and it was all really good. I've been munching on the homemade brownies all morning, only stopping when Raegan told me I would spoil my lunch and needed to save some for everyone else. As we made it to the bottom stair, I stopped walking and pulled her into to me kissing her hard on the mouth.
"What is with you today?" She said smiling up at me.
"You just look beautiful that's all." It was the truth. She looks beautiful everyday.
"Oh...well thanks." She pecked my lips.
"I have to ask you something." Earlier this morning it dawned on me that I hadn't asked Raegan to be my date to one of the most important events of my life yet, and that I probably shouldn't wait until the last minute like I did with Greg's wedding or she might just kill me.
"Will you go to the movie premiere with me? As my date?" My voice sounded nervous as the words escaped my lips. It's funny how I still get nervous about asking her things like this. A big smile came across her face while her eyes sparkled.
"Yes. I would be honored to go as your date." She said in a mock posh tone.
"Thank you m'lady." I said in the same tone, making her giggle before I pulled her in for another case. Little did she know that Louis, Zayn and I have arranged for Eleanor and Perrie to go to Dublin and surprise her randomly. We gave the girls money to take her shopping for a premiere outfit. The best part is that Raegan isn't expecting it at all, and I wish I could see the look on her face when Perrie and Eleanor just show up at her door. She will be star struck and super excited that she finally gets to meet two of the girlfriends.
I kissed her a few more times and then we made our way over to the fridge. I held out my arms and she started piling platters on top of one another for us to bring up to the deck. After grabbing everything we needed, we brought it all up and set up the table for our late lunch. After eating, we would probably be heading back to the harbor within the hour. The guys and I have a flight to catch for the next show in New York. To be honest, I wished we had a few more days to stay in Rye, and I knew I wasn't the only one of us who felt that way. I think the rest of the band really enjoyed staying in a house last night rather than a hotel or tour bus.
Everyone made their way to the table as we finished setting it up. They all looked hungry as all hell.
"So, boys. And girl...." Started Grady, looking at all of us as he spoke. "I think today has been a rather successful don't you think?"
"Absolutely." Zayn said
"Yeah it's been fantastic." Liam chimed in. Everyone else just nodded as they chewed their food.
"Now a little birdie told me you have a movie coming out soon?" He asked of us.
"Yep. It premieres in August." Harry chimed in.
"Raegan you’re going right?" Lou asked her.
"Yep." She said smiling at me from across the table. Her Dad looked down at her and rubbed her back then smiled at me. I took it as a small sign that he was happy for her, and us too. A few days ago Grady actually called me on the phone. He explained that Raegan told him about Jake stalking her. We talked for a long time about what more we want to do about it. At the end of our talk, he thanked me for "making his daughter so happy" and "keeping her safe," which blew my mind. It's not often that Dads approve of their daughter dating famous celebrities, and I was honored to hear him thank me. It was weird to, to be thanked for something that comes so easy. Overall, I took the very mature conversation to heart. I'm madly in love with his daughter, so it meant a lot to me that he even took the time to call.
"Well you kids have a good time okay?" Grady said looking at all of us around the table.
"Thanks. If you want free tickets to the show just let us know." I said to him politely, making him laugh to himself. As we all sat around the table in the middle of the ocean, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by happiness. Being surrounded by my best friends, my girlfriend, and her family, who I would say are like family to me now, was one of the best feelings in the world.
I looked over at Raegan to find her just smiling at me, her slightly cocked as her blue eyes rested on mine.
"I love you." I mouthed to her making her cheeks flush with red.
"I love you." She mouthed back at me making my stomach do flips. Just staring at her blows my mind sometimes. She is just so beautiful and I could look at her all day.
"Headphones?" She read off the list. The guys and I were all lined up in the middle of the living room, suitcases open and in order. Raegan was going through a checklist she made to make sure we didn't forget anything. Paul was out doing some last minute errands or something before we catch the flight, so it was all up to her to try to keep us in track. We had fifteen minutes until we were supposed to leave.
The five of us all looked into our backpacks checking for headphones.
"Check." We all said in unison. I swear, we do NOT practice that, it just sort of happens.
"Harry and Zayn, do you have your hair products?" She asked, half joking half not. This made us chuckle but they answered all the same.
We all checked our heads and bags before mumbling "Check."
"Check." Still in unison. Maybe we should practice to not do that.
"Okay. That's the end of the list." She said smiling at us.
"Thanks dollface." Harry said to her giving her a hug. As he pulled in her in, he gestured for us all to join in and squeeze the hell out of her.
"Group hug!" Louis yelled before she could get away. We all piled on top of the hug as she yelped, trying to escape our suffocating ways. We didn't let go of her until Paul came back to usher us all to the airport. As we let her go, her face was bright red and her hair was sticking up all over the place. We all zipped up our suitcases and threw our backpacks on.
Raegan went down the line to say goodbye to all of us. She started with Liam first. She gave him a big hug and pinched his cheeks making him laugh.
"Call me if you need to talk or anything. Okay?" She asked of him. Liam has been struggling with his break up from Danielle, but things were getting better since he's been talking to his new interest. We don't know much about her yet, but I have a feeling we will soon enough.
"Of course." He said giving her a smile.
Next up was Zayn, she pulled him for a hug and he hugged her right back.
"Tell Perrie I say hello for me will you?" She asked of him.
"Course." I could tell he tried not to give away the surprise just by the look on his face.
After Zayn was Harry. She leaned in and gave him a hug and he picked her right up, making her yelp. She's so light that anyone can lift her really.
"Behave in New York will you?" She asked him, half joking half not. I couldn't blame her for her request. Usually Harry and Lou get us in the most trouble. Not that I mind though. We always have a good time.
"Don't I always?" He asked her cheekily. She gave him an eye roll and moved on to Louis. As he pulled her in for his hug he whispered something in her ear, making her laugh out loud. I wondered what he said to her, but I decided not to ask.
"Tell Eleanor I say hi."
"Will do dollface." He said to her, messing up her hair as he did so.
Next, she moved on to Paul. Despite resenting the whole bodyguard situation, Raegan absolutely adores Paul. He always treats her like a princess when she's around, something he does for all our girlfriends. It's like he understands how important they are to us, and it doesn't go unnoticed.
Paul pulled her in for a hug.
"If he," She said pointing at me, "Or any of them for that matter, give you a hard time, you call me." She gave us all sassy looks before looking back at him.
"Oh you know I will. Sometimes I think we should just hire you to be their babysitter. The guys and I all exchanged looks with one another behind his back. Little did Paul know that we've discussed bringing Rae on tour with us before. We've talked about it a million times, it was actually Harry's idea to begin with. Once I told the guys about the whole Jake situation, they immediately said to bring her along with us. That's when I knew they definitely liked her. I myself think it's a good idea, but I know she would never go for it. She wouldn't leave school even if you paid her a million dollars.
Lastly, it was my goodbye. I knew this would be a hard one, not knowing if I would see her before the premiere. I would be going back to Mullingar to see Denise and Greg once the baby arrives, but that'll only be for a day or two if everything goes to plan, and after that once the American leg of the tour ends, I'm not sure yet if we'll go right back to promoting or have some time off. I'm hoping for time off so the second of the two surprises I have for her will work out the way I want it to. The girl's shopping spree is a good surprise, but the second one is a big deal, and just thinking about it makes my heart race while making my stomach freak out.
The guys and Paul exchanged smirks with each other before heading out of the living room and to the car, giving me smacks on the back and kisses to Raegan's cheeks before closing the door behind them. I was heartwarming to know that they would miss her too.
"I'm going to miss you." She said quietly, running her fingers through my hair before looking into my eyes.
"I'm going to miss you too." I said to her, kissing her forehead. "But I'm just a phone call away. Don't forget that."
"I won't." I kissed her on the lips, keeping it soft and slow, savoring the moment while it lasts.
"I love you."
"I love you more." She said with a sly smile, making the goodbye ten times harder.
"Hey Niall, El just texted me about Raegan." Louis said to me. He was sitting right in front of my.
"Oh really what'd she say?"
He handed me the phone over his seat.
Can't wait to meet Raegan! Perrie and I have been talking about it all morning...and you know I don't like fish....
I chuckled at the last part. I could only imagine what they were discussing as I handed Lou his phone back. I went to close my eyes and try to sleep, when Harry's deep voice interrupted me from one seat over. Liam was in the middle of us.
"Why you so tired Niall?" Harry asked me cheekily. "Hmmmm?" I rolled my eyes at him and could hear Louis and Zayn chuckling in the seats in front of me.
"Not now Harry." Liam groaned next to me. Harry ignored him of course and Louis' giggles got louder.
"Was it because you and Raegan were a little.......fruity last night?" This made Louis and Zayn laugh aloud, getting looks from one of the flight attendant people. It was even hard for me not to crack a smile. Louis turned around in his seat to tease me right along with Harry.
"Yeah Niall, did you and Raegan do some.......shagging last night?" Sometimes I swear, they're children, not adults. But, I wouldn't trade their cheeky remarks for the world.
"If I say yes will you shut the hell up?" I said to them. This made Liam and Zayn raise their eyebrows at me right along with the other two.
"Yes it will....." Louis told me, sticking his tongue out at me.
"Then yes. That is why I am so tired." I said to them, cracking a smile.
"HA! I knew it!" Louis yelled, getting looks from the people around him. Zayn gave me a brotherly punch in the arm while the rest of them went back to what they were doing. As I closed my eyes I couldn't help but smile. Who gives a shit whether Rae and I do those things. We all do it, and as long as we love each other, that's what matters. I don't really care about the teasing from the lads, we all tease each other about that kind of stuff. All I know is that I can't wait until the next time I get to see my girl....
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